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IT News Thread, TrueCrypt is Officially Dead! in Other News; Bottoms! I wonder if TPTB are applying pressure to (or throwing cash at) free encryption peeps. Free OTFE disappeared a ...
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    Bottoms!

    I wonder if TPTB are applying pressure to (or throwing cash at) free encryption peeps. Free OTFE disappeared a while back, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    As my schools use win7 pro which doesn't have bitlocker how would I go about installing it? Is it just a licence key change to upgrade the machine to enterprise edition or would it involve a complete new install?
    Every edition of Windows 7 has Bitlocker, but the service is only enabled by default on Windows 7 Enterprise. Using RSAT on a Windows 7 Pro workstation, you can enable the service to run on all workstations using a GPO.

    The only gotcha with Windows 7 Pro is you can't change the password set on the flash drive (for example). For this you do need Windows 7 Enterprise. Windows 8 Pro however does have Bitlocker enabled by default, and does allow you to change the password.

    The other improvement with Windows 8 is you can encrypt system volumes, but it'll just encrypt the actual data rather than the whole volume - which these days could be 2TB, yet you may only be using 300GB worth of space.

    With regards to TrueCrypt stopping production as it were - I think ending Windows XP support is irrelevant. Encryption technologies will evolve, but it'll be more so cloud based encryption rather than flash drives, which will go the same route as floppy disks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Every edition of Windows 7 has Bitlocker, but the service is only enabled by default on Windows 7 Enterprise. Using RSAT on a Windows 7 Pro workstation, you can enable the service to run on all workstations using a GPO.
    Wait what?!

    Why does MS say that Botlocker is only available in Ultimate and Enterprise?
    From BitLocker Drive Encryption - Microsoft Windows
    Improved for Windows 7 and available in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions, BitLocker helps keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive that Windows and your data reside on. Once BitLocker is turned on, any file you save on that drive is encrypted automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Wait what?!

    Why does MS say that Botlocker is only available in Ultimate and Enterprise?
    Load up Windows 7 Pro, run services.msc and there it is, only in a disabled state

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Wait what?!

    Why does MS say that Botlocker is only available in Ultimate and Enterprise?
    afaik you can read and write to an encrypted flash drive with pro (and possibly be used to recover an encrypted fixed disk) but you cant encrypt your internal drives without enterprise/ultimate

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    Ok thanks guys.

    Also I mistakenly called it 'Botlocker' *snigger*

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Ok thanks guys.

    Also I mistakenly called it 'Botlocker' *snigger*
    Would be a great name for getting rid of 'bots' now wouldn't it

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